[Chicago]: Newstand Library, .
First edition of this Paperback Original. One of the all-time classic beatnik exploitation novels, with a terrific Robert Bonfils cover illustration featuring a sexy beatnik temptress playing bongos in the foreground as Ted Joans reads poetry in the beatnik coffee house they're in. The inspiration for Bonfils illustration was a photo published in Holiday magazine of Ted Joans reading in the notorious Cafe Bizarre in Greenwich Village (who also used this photo on a promotional postcard they issued). "From the 'square' world of advertising Jeff Ackerman becomes lost in the beatnik world of mixed-up talk, mixed-up living, and mixed-up people. He sees life at its rawest when he attends an orgy in a beatnik's pad." Barely perceptible faint sticker residue from small sticker to front cover, minute tear to bottom of back cover, bright, attractive, very near fine.